Tri-Cities Escape Game in Bristol, TN

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Looking for a fun activity to do as a family, double date, or birthday celebration?  Find your nearest Escape Game!  This trend is taking hold all over the country. Our local version is called the Tri-Cities Escape Game, located in Bristol, TN.  We took the kids for a fun adventure in the Twister Room!  

The game is pretty expensive to play — this one runs $24 per person.  We did have to pay for our 7-year old son, although he wasn’t able to solve any of the clues because of the difficulty level.  Taking that into consideration, you may want to save this for an adult-only night to keep the price down.  Don’t get me wrong.  It was definitely worth it!  Smaller kids, though, would probably not get $24 worth out of the experience.

There are several options for puzzles to solve at the Escape Game. Each room has a maximum number of players allowed.  My family wanted to try the twister puzzle.   We had 4 people in our party, and were partnered with 2 young ladies who were celebrating a birthday.  This may seem a little bit awkward — to have to problem-solve with people you don’t even know — but it actually worked out great.  Once the game play started, we were so busy trying to solve the mystery that none of us gave a thought to the fact that we were strangers!

While we waited for the other 2 girls to arrive, we observed the rules.  These 4 lock types were used in our room, and some of them took a bit of practice to open.  Thankfully, we had a really gracious host (Taylor) who gave us some helpful hints as he explained the rules.  He demonstrated each lock for us, to our relief!

Once the game started, we were escorted to a room that was the size of a studio apartment.  It wasn’t like a panic-inducing, claustrophobic room.  This was basically a living room/kitchen combo with a side room.  Plenty big enough!  The clues really had us working every single brain cell.  We did have to use our 3 available hints during the game, but it was worth it. Our group escaped with just seconds to spare!

The Escape Game is top-secret, so I won’t divulge too many details about our experience.  You just need to know that it was SO MUCH FUN.  Since Blackbird Bakery was only a block away, we headed there after our game ended.   We weren’t even outside yet before my kids started begging, “Can we please do that again tomorrow?”  It was a wonderful, unplugged, memory-making day. We are definitely planning to go back and try one of the other rooms.

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  1. That sounds like loads of fun! I love games that will make you think and figure out things or clues.

  2. John Smith says:

    I think I heard something about these kinds of businesses/games several years ago. Perhaps they would be fun!

  3. Thanks for including us in your blog! We are certainly very honored! As a note for folks that might be helpful, if someone is booking the entire room (8 players) and they also have an additional kiddo or two under the age of 8, we are happy to let them play for free in that instance. We are a family of 6 and certainly understand the challenge of paying for little ones. (We went to Pigeon Forge last weekend and paid $31.99 for our 6 year old to play with us. Ouch! However, we understood why they had to charge since we know the costs of running an escape game. Still yet, it’s difficult to pay that price for a little guy.) We’re especially excited your little folks were begging to come back again! We find it’s great family bonding and the little guys love struggling alongside us big folks. Thank you again! Blessings to you!

  4. Jerry Marquardt says:

    I would love to visit Bristol and see for myself the Escape Games. It all sounds like so much fun for everyone.

  5. Julie Waldron says:

    This looks like fun! My daughter went on one of these for a batchelorrette party, she loved it. It would be a great family activity.

  6. that is expensive and in our area it would be good for kid but to expenisve to play a game

  7. rochelle haynes says:

    Looks good like to try this

  8. This looks like alot of fun, even though I have never heard of these.

  9. Kayla Klontz says:

    This looks awesome, I want to go!

  10. Julie Waldron says:

    This sounds like a lot of fun, my family would enjoy this. 🙂

  11. Connie Saunders says:

    This sounds like a great trip!

  12. I know that I would absolutely LOVE this game! I love puzzles and riddles – problems to solve! I have no problem playing with strangers! We are still good friends that we met on a trip a few years ago! We love TN and this would be a great reason to go back!
    I just wonder why I never heard of this awesome place before?

  13. Interesting concept, but nothing I’d spend $24/person on.

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